NPS Academy introduces diverse college students to a range of career paths within the National Park Service through seminars, workshops, field trips, and recreational activities.

A spring break orientation in Grand Teton and 12-week summer internships in national parks across the country give these career-minded participants valuable on-the-job training. Program mentors help students explore potential NPS jobs and provide guidance as they pursue or transition into careers in conservation. When students return to their universities, they serve as NPS ambassadors, educating classmates about national parks and recruiting peers for next year’s program. Thanks to our partners at American Conservation ExperienceTeton Science Schools, and Grand Teton Association who help ensure the continued success of this program year after year.

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Youth Engagement in Grand Teton National Park

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2019 NPS Academy Spring Break A Success

The ninth consecutive NPS Academy Spring Break Session kicked off this month in Grand Teton National Park with an inspiring group of motivated young individuals. This year's participants come in with a little more national park experience than in previous ...

VIDEO: NPSA Alum Shows Gratitude

The Foundation supports a variety of youth programs that change the lives of those who participate. National Park Service Academy (NPSA) brings college students from diverse backgrounds to Grand Teton National Park and introduces them to careers in the National ...

Changing Trajectories: NPSA Alumna Everly Jazi

We recently sat down with Everly Jazi, a graduate of George Washington University and a field educator at Teton Science Schools, and asked her about her experience at the National Park Service Academy (NPSA) in 2016. NPSA is one of ...
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